So a trip to Bali is becoming an annual event now. This year we had a few more participants from Switzerland joining the fun, from trip partner Robair paragliding school in the Walensee area, Nick Schudel and Urs Schweingruber. I knew Urs from the Morocco trip in 2007 and Nick is the father of Robair instructor Jacqui.
Matthias arrived a day before the rest of us to sort out a vehicle while Marylyn and I stopped over in Singapore to catch up with some friends there and do some shopping. No Kijangs available, we made do with a Suzuki minivan. I wouldn’t bank on it surviving very long in our hands, though it lasted ten days with me at the wheel.
This year we stayed at the Ayodya in Nusa Dua which was an improvement over last year, though at the same price. Weather was excellent the first day and all of us made it out to Uluwatu, landing just around sunset. In ten days we had two which were unflyable and the rest were all good to excellent. We had a couple of magical flights including one at the crack of dawn and another that ended in moonlight.
I think I set a personal best for the number of flights to Uluwatu in one trip, and another for making it to both Uluwatu and the Nikko Bali hotel in one flight. We probably set some group records for consumption of seafood, suckling pig and beer while we were at it.
All in all a memorable trip and great company.
Photos in the gallery come from the cameras of all involved.